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Women's Lives in Code
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Women's Lives in Code

Exploring Ellen Ullman's 'Close to the Machine' and AMC's 'Halt and Catch Fire.'

When Hackers Were Heroes
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When Hackers Were Heroes

The complex legacy of Steven Levy's obsessive programmers.

The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine
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The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine

Taking apart a book to figure out how it works.

Innovators Assemble
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Innovators Assemble: Ada Lovelace, Walter Isaacson, and the Superheroines of Computing

Can computing history be both inspiring and accurate?

The Tears of Donald Knuth
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The Tears of Donald Knuth

Has the history of computing taken a tragic turn?

We Have Never Been Digital
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We Have Never Been Digital

Reflections on the intersection of computing and the humanities.

Actually, Turing Did Not Invent the Computer
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Actually, Turing Did Not Invent the Computer

Separating the origins of computer science and technology.

Software and Souls; Programs and Packages
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Software and Souls; Programs and Packages

How can historians tell stories about software without focusing solely on the code itself?

Five Lessons from Really Good History
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Five Lessons from Really Good History

Lessons learned from four award-winning books on the history of information technology.

Seven Lessons From Bad History
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Seven Lessons From Bad History

Journalists, historians, and the invention of email.

The IBM PC
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The IBM PC: From Beige Box to Industry Standard

Looking back at three decades of PC platform evolution.
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